Homegirls by Norma Mendoza-Denton
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Homegirls
By Norma Mendoza-Denton

Homegirls

Language and Cultural Practice Among Latina Youth Gangs

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Homegirls by Norma Mendoza-Denton

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In this ground-breaking new book on the Nortena and Surena (North/South) youth gang dynamic, cultural anthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza-Denton looks at the daily lives of young Latinas and their innovative use of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges that signal their gang affiliations and ideologies. Her engrossing ethnographic and sociolinguistic study reveals the connection of language behavior and other symbolic practices among Latina gang girls in California, and their connections to larger social processes of nationalism, racial/ethnic consciousness, and gender identity. * An engrossing account of the Norte and Sur girl gangs - the largest Latino gangs in California * Traces how elements of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges are used to signal social affiliation and come together to form youth gang styles * Explores the relationship between language and the body: one of the most striking aspects of the tattoos, make-up, and clothing of the gang members * Unlike other studies - which focus on violence, fighting and drugs - Mendoza-Denton delves into the commonly-overlooked cultural and linguistic aspects of youth gangs

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631234906
ISBN-10: 063123490X
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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In this ground-breaking new book on the Nortena and Surena (North/South) youth gang dynamic, cultural anthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza-Denton looks at the daily lives of young Latinas and their innovative use of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges that signal their gang affiliations and ideologies.

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Author Biography - Norma Mendoza-Denton

Norma Mendoza-Denton is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, and the founder and director of the Linguistic Anthropology Research and Teaching Laboratory.

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